Balloon dilation compared to stenting of dominant strictures in primary sclerosing cholangitis

@article{Kaya2001BalloonDC,
  title={Balloon dilation compared to stenting of dominant strictures in primary sclerosing cholangitis},
  author={Muhsin Kaya and Bret T. Petersen and Paul Angulo and Todd Huntley Baron and James C. Andrews and Christopher John Gostout and Keith D Lindor},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={96},
  pages={1059-1066}
}
OBJECTIVE:In some patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a localized, high-grade (dominant) stricture may be the principal cause of symptoms and hyperbilirubinemia. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the beneficial effects and risk of balloon dilation alone versus dilation followed by stenting in PSC patients with dominant strictures.METHODS:Charts from a group of 1009 patients with PSC seen over 10 yr were reviewed to identify those patients who had undergone… CONTINUE READING
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